Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 80 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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The attorneys in Gardere’s Insurer Representation Group represent insurers nationally and internationally in complex coverage disputes. We handle and advise clients on insurance claims and bad faith litigation arising from virtually every type of policy form and risk, including:
Our team also has extensive experience in other forms of risk-transfer devices, such as reinsurance treaties, contractual indemnities and surety bonds. We are skilled at analyzing loss-mitigation opportunities and prosecuting subrogation claims. With respect to all of these insurance issues, we represent our clients as lead counsel in state and federal courts throughout the country – as well as in front of arbitration panels in the United States, Mexico and Europe – at every stage of complex coverage and claims litigation, from initial policy evaluation through trial and appeal.
What distinguishes our group from others is our ability to guide insurers through the evaluation and resolution of novel and complicated insurance issues, particularly those where we are asked to triage and successfully bring to resolution disputes that had significant adverse developments before our involvement or that may have negative precedential consequences for insurers generally. As an example, we represented the Insurance Association of America as amicus curiae before the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court on an issue of first impression regarding insurers’ subrogation rights under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).
Our attorneys provide advice on corporate matters, including assistance in evaluating reserve calculations and facilitating actuarial reviews that enable insurers to better prepare themselves for future risk obligations. Where appropriate, we also recommend and pursue alternative means of dispute resolution to resolve matters without litigation, including assisting clients in the development of language for new policy forms and other potential business resolutions outside the normal context of insurance coverage disputes.
Gardere also has a nationally recognized Insurance Regulatory Practice Group that routinely advises clients on a wide range of complex legislative, regulatory, transactional and compliance issues, including state regulatory initiatives and matters before state regulators. We are active in multiple jurisdictions, with an emphasis on Texas, and stay up-to-date and involved in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and all matters affecting the insurance industry. We also serve as Texas counsel for the Reinsurance Association of America and National Council on Compensation Insurance. We represent clients in matters involving rate and form filings, compliance, enforcement, reinsurance matters, tax controversies, financial solvency and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment issues, holding company transactions, interpretation and application of statutes and regulations, national licensing or eligibility, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Our many years of experience, coupled with our breadth of expertise, gives us a unique understanding of insurers’ needs and makes us well-suited to provide the kind of value-oriented, strategic and efficient service that our clients demand.
We are honored to represent some of the finest insurance companies in the world, including:
Our mission is to provide the highest degree of legal representation and personal service to our clients.
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